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  1. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    It ended up taking about a week once it got to the dealer who actually did the work. We started off at the Chevrolet dealer I bought it from, then took it to a close dealer who assessed it. When the dealer realized it was going to be thousands in work, they opted to send it to their own dealer that's about 45 min away. Fortunately, they covered everything and we got to fully test it out by towing our RV last weekend and everything was good to go!
  2. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Fun story, we ended up with a 2019 Expedition Limited for a crazy low price ($30,000). I knew the cam phasers were probably wearing out, but at that price I could eat $4000 in repairs and still be ahead. 1 week later the check engine light comes on. Cam codes and cat converter. I take to the dealer (who had a 3 month 3K mile warranty on it). Turns out it needs the cam phasers and the catalytic converter replaced. Total price is about 5K. They are currently sending it down to there Ford dealer to perform the work. So it looks like it’s all going to work out. Only downside is I’m paying on a vehicle I can’t actually use at the moment.
  3. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    We are potentially looking at a Navigator. Drove a 2019 and it is absolutely insane how nice and smooth they are.
  4. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Yeah, if you need to tow more than 100 miles at a time an electric vehicle is impractical at the moment.
  5. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Curious what you guys think on this. This is a Google Maps view of the lights at the intersection. This is the exact view you get going through the light. Note how the lights are point off to the side. I'm wondering if this is an up-to-code setup (it's temporary for the construction).
  6. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Fun to see a little action on here! I got in a wreck last month. Ran a light under a highway and got T-boned by a sedan. The initial estimate to fix my truck is a couple of thousand away from totaling it. I REALLY hope they do. The wife and I are talking about selling her car and getting something like a used Lincon Navigator to use as the big family vehicle and tow pig. I would find something cheap (preferably with a stick shift) to use around town. I don't drive much anymore with my work-from-home job, so we can go down to one vehicle pretty easily. Also, have my dad's Bronco sport available to drive almost any time.
  7. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I'll be headed up to Colorado for a week, on the south side of Denver. Looking forward to escaping the heat and getting in some hikes!
  8. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I’m honestly 6 month in to a work from home job with a low end chair my wife still has from college. Lol My wife uses a medicine ball mostly. I’d be interested to hear options as well!
  9. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    6 channel is a hard sell for me because I normally wouldn't have 6 speakers I want to send similar power levels to in a vehicle. If I'm doing 3 way, I would likely have a beastly 2 chan and small 4 chan or a beastly 4 chan and small 2 chan. 5 chan is perfect for an active 2 way and sub, which is much more my wheel house.
  10. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Life has definitely changed for all of us since COVID started. A little update on my side, the new job is going well, waiting for the 4-month mark to start the process of hiring full-time. The HR system is soooo backed up, we expect it to start the actual process in May and have it all wrapped up by June. Working from home has allowed for many luxuries, time with family, family lunches outside, washing cars with kids in the middle of the day. I was worried about my social needs, but I've just switched the people I interact with. It opened up the door to help me focus some of my dad's money in real estate, so now we are in the process of buying a house and converting it into a short-term rental in a hot little market where my wife grew up. Overall, life's been good! Hopefully, I can get some things going and start carving out more time for some side projects.
  11. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Man it's been quiet in here! I know I've asked this before, but I'm going to ask again and THEN go search. I'm looking for a scope for my rifle. I'm not a gun nut, and I know that I'm buying something that will probably last me the rest of my life (unless some crazy advance in technology comes out). I shoot 100-200 yds and value low light visibility. What's the recs?
  12. $3-4K is a lot of money that can also go really quick if you don't have a plan. A few questions to help guide the process. Do you plan on doing the work yourself? Are you willing to learn the details of RMS vs peak power to help build a quality system Are you comfortable with removing panels off your car? Are you comfortable with tools in order to build a quality subwoofer box? If not, do you have a friend that has previously put together systems that would be willing to help? If not, you will probably need to find a reputable shop. Understandably, your $3-4K won't stretch as far due to the cost of labor. What are your real goals? Listen to high quality music? Impressive friends with a rattling trunk? Do you want to maintain trunk space? Reduce road noise to increase your music experience? Just be loud? Any reason why you specifically want 2 12's?
  13. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Merry Christmas H0Pers!
  14. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I'm sorry about the lying part. That can really suck, particularly when both parents aren't on the same page.. I think that COVID has made a lot of people reconsider their priorities in life. I'm personally hoping that it's one of the great things to come out of the pandemic. Heck, I've been doing engineering for 10+ years and just made a complete career change into the IT field. I'm not sure what your financial situation is, but if you can change locations and have a descent income while building something you are passionate in, now is always the time. With a relocation, I would find somewhere that really is underserved in providing support to artists and try to make my mark there. This may be no where close to what you are thinking, but around here, people are really turning on to the idea of repurposing rural housing for a business and consumers are loving the out of the way experience. Examples are a drive through Christmas light place that someone built in the woods of their property; There's a new brewery outside of town that is a ranch style home and a shop. I've also seen some new nice restaurants built a few minutes outside of town. Not sure if there would be the possibility of buying a house out in the woods and making a swanky gallery that people go to particularly because of the mystique of it. Just brainstorming here. My main take away is, if you can keep yourself from starving, branch out and try something that you are really passionate about. It may be a complete failure of a business, but teach you everything you needed to know about where you want to go in life.
  15. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Does your lens default to the largest aperture? I tried setting my 1.4 to 2.8 and didn't seem to be able to get it to respond.
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